REDMONT PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT
A HISTORIC BIRMINGHAM, AL NEIGHBORHOOD
Perched atop Red Mountain and less than 5 minutes from Downtown Birmingham is the Redmont Park neighborhood and historic district. Redmont Park is home to some of Birmingham’s grandest homes and most beautifully manicured lawns.
Approximately one third of the homes in Redmont Park are located in the Mountain Brook Public School system and residents pay Mountain Brook city taxes, which are the highest taxes in Birmingham. Another third of the homes in the historic Redmont Park neighborhood are also located inside of the Mountain Brook Zip code, but those residents pay Birmingham city taxes and are zoned for Birmingham city schools. The last third of the Redmont Park neighborhood homes are located within the city limits of Birmingham, pay Birmingham city taxes and are zoned for Birmingham city schools.
If it is your desire to live in a historic home in one of Birmingham's oldest and most iconic neighborhoods, Redmont Park is where you want to be. It is one of the most beautiful and picturesque historic neighborhoods in all of Birmingham, and you cannot get any closer to the center of the city without traveling down the mountain. If this historic neighborhood appeals to you, you will definitely need to hire a knowledgeable real estate agent who knows where the boundary lines lie in this neighborhood.
Redmont Park Historic District extending across the Crest of Red Mountain is the state's second oldest garden landscaped residential area. Developed from 1911-1935, by Robert Jemison Jr., Hill Ferguson, and Henry Key Milner, the area contains Alabama's finest collection of residential architecture of that era and includes the state's best examples of the domestic use of Tudor, Spanish Revival, English Cottage, Dutch Revival, Chateauesque, and Renaissance Revival architecture.
The defining historical moment for Redmont Park, was the crash of the stock market in 1929. This would halt all construction in the area until decades after WWII. However it is the architectural diversity and design of the homes built before 1930, that make the neighborhood so unique.
The Redmont Park Historic District encompasses 29 streets and 4 residential neighborhoods, including Redmont Park, Redmont/Altamont, Milner Heights, and Valley View. As two overlapping entities, the Redmont Neighborhood, and the Redmont Park Historic District share development components.
SALISBURY RD (MT.BROOK)
CARLISLE RD (B'HAM)
ARGYLE RD (B'HAM)
STERLING RD (MT. BROOK)
STRATFORD RD (B'HAM)
REDMONT RD (B'HAM)
LENNOX RD (B'HAM)
ALTAMAONT RD (B'HAM)
ABERDEEN RD (B'HAM)
CLIFF RD (B'HAM)
Public education in Redmont Park is administered by two different public school systems depending on where you live:
Mountain Brook Public Schools - The system oversees four elementary schools, one junior high, and one senior high school
Private schools in and around Birmingham include:
Spring Valley School (learning differences)
Jewish Community Center (Infant-K)
NE Miles Jewish Day School (K-8)
The Altamont School (Gades 5-12)
John Carroll Catholic High School
Briarwood Christian School
In addition to the schools listed, there are many other options available.